South Florida Bulls vs Memphis Tigers Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 2/8/2020
Game: South Florida Bulls vs Memphis Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: FedExForum in Memphis, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis -10
The South Florida Bulls travel to FedExForum to play the Memphis Tigers on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Memphis as 10 point favorites.
South Florida comes into this game with an overall record of 10-12. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 62.3 points per game while giving up 61.1 per contest. Memphis has an overall record of 17-5. They are averaging 73.8 points per game and surrendering 63.6, good for a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable South Florida Bulls Betting Trends
The South Florida Bulls are 12-10-0 against the spread
The South Florida Bulls are 6-16-0 against the over/under
Important Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Memphis Tigers are 13-8-1 against the spread
The Memphis Tigers are 10-12-0 against the over/under
Key South Florida Bulls Injuries
11/05/19 F Alexis Yetna Knee is out for season
11/05/19 F Mayan Kiir Left Team is out for season
02/01/20 F Michael Durr Knee is questionable
Key Memphis Tigers Injuries
12/19/19 C James Wiseman Left Team is out for season
02/01/20 F D.J. Jeffries Knee is out 4-6 weeks
01/09/20 F Isaiah Stokes Undisclosed is out for season
Laquincy Rideau averages 12.0 points per game in 32.1 minutes per contest. He averages 4.0 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 49%. David Collins comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Precious Achiuwa averages 15.1 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.1 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 58%. Lester Quinones averages 10.8 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulls allow 61.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 254th and 214th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 17th, and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 88th place in the NCAA. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in the nation. South Florida averages 62.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 335th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 305th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 289th in D-1. They average 33.5 rebounds per game and 10.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 275th and 336th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 49th with 15.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 63.6 points per contest, which ranks them 45th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 2nd and 46th in those defensive statistics. They rank 92nd with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 165th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 320th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.2 per game. Memphis is 109th in the country with 73.8 points per game this year. They are 89th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 128th in the nation. They are 17th in the country in rebounding with 40.3 boards per game and 67th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Tigers are 6th in turnovers per game with 17.3.
The Bulls are 313th in the nation in offensive rating with 94.4. In terms of pace they are 329th in the country with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 299th. As a team they are 315th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 143rd in Division 1. South Florida is 26th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.3 times per 100 possessions.
Memphis is 11th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20.3 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers are 226th in the country in offensive rating with 99.4. In terms of pace they are 26th in Division 1 with 74.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 117th. As a team they are 116th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 264th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's South Florida/Memphis college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Memphis -10
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